Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

Immerse yourself in powerful emotions as Edward Gardner, Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, leads the DSO in the first classical concert of the season.

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Elgar’s Enigma Variations

It’s a harmonic convergence of distinguished women in music. DSO favorite Anne-Marie McDermott joins with Estonian conductor Anu Tali for Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto and Alisson Kruusmaa’s ethereal Arabesques.

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Ravel’s Boléro

Gershwin’s Concerto in F is a concert favorite that speaks in America’s musical vernacular— jazz — and is the perfect vehicle for the showstopping talents of Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Internationally renowned conductor Juanjo Mena returns to lead the DSO’s first-ever performance of Bartók’s The Wooden Prince.

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Beethoven and Mozart

Two favorites of classical music await you at this concert, masterfully led by Music Director Fabio Luisi. Fellow-Italian, violinist Francesca Dego, joins him and the DSO for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. The second half of the program features Mozart’s regal “Jupiter” Symphony.

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Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Led by Austrian conductor Markus Poschner, Dvořák’s most-beloved symphony, the Ninth, beguiles you with cascades of hummable tunes, bold horn calls and suggestions of African- and Native American melodies he heard during his American sojourn.

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Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz’s Symphonie Fastastique is a work of opulent orchestral colors and effects that tells a “fantastic” story. Giedrė Šlekytė “the embodiment of youthful energy, enthusiasm, and determination “(La scena musicale) makes her DSO premiere leading Strauss’s tuneful Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan in the spotlight. 

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Brahms’s Violin Concerto

A work of nearly symphonic proportions, Brahms’s Violin Concerto has been enthusiastically embraced by awestruck audiences for a century-and-a-half. As you listen to Augustin Hadelich’s tour de force interpretation, you, too, will feel its tender lyricism, vigor, charm, and gypsy folk rhythms.

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Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Beethoven’s Fifth…no other symphony has such instant recognition. Rising from its four powerful opening chords, it follows a euphoric path from tragedy to triumph, from darkness into the light, uplifting your spirits on the journey.

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